Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
business. getting the spending down. caller: ok. obama, his plan is to sign the supporting bill. guest: he has to sign a sequestration order if he and the congress cannot agree on something before the state. caller: john boehner is sending forth a plan. guest: both the president and speaker boehner have ideas about avoiding the kind. there is some distance between them on taxes. both sides are looking for ways to compromise. caller: ok. am i understand this correctly? the pentagon made sequester 13%. is that correct? guest: the bill is about $54 billion. at is the number the pentagon has to take out of their 2013. that is about 9.4% of the budget. caller: ok, thanks. host: troy in pittsburgh. caller: they should have thought this out before the war got started. they did were bonds and raised -- they did war bonds and raise taxes after world war i. this war is still going on. they are still fighting overseas. guest: everything started with 9/11, and that was thrust upon us with a horrible attack. now we are at war and we have to fight these things. there wasn't a lot of thinking about how t
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am EST
of the bottom. host: i want to get and the bill from louisiana on the republican line. caller: good morning. how are you today? on the this compromise, i heard that if obama gets his way and gets an increase on the taxes on the 250,000, we will lose 1,800,000 jobs. if the republicans get their way, we will not lose any jobs. which way do you want to go? host: where are you reading your statistics from? caller: i had a friend of mine tell me this. host: are you willing to -- caller: you will not see this in the newspaper because they will not print it. they will not print anything that is-against obama. never. not ever. you are reading it now from the newspaper. that is what i am trying to tell you. if you read the newspapers, you will not get the news. host: built from louisiana this morning. coming up as part of the series looking into specific policy areas impacted by the so-called fiscal cliff, we will look at unemployment insurance and how it can be altered as the end of the year approaches. american history tv will feature the literary life of albany capital city. here is the mayor talking
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
.b.o.'s estimate on the rate of inflation. the bill provides funding for the coast guard of levels that will reverse the irresponsible cuts proposed by the obama administration and will ensure the service has what it needs to successful conduct its missions. the legislation includes critical provisions that will have the coast guard and its service members greater parity with the counterparts in the department of defense, something we've worked very hard to achieve. h.r. 2838 has reforms and improvements to the coast guard's acquisition programs and activities. the bill encourages job growth in the maritime sector by cutting e.p.a., t.s.a. and coast guard regulatory burdens on small businesses. finally, the bill enhances the security of u.s. vessels and cruise transiting high-risk waters, re-authorizes the national security aspects of the maritime administration for fiscal year 2013, and makes several important improvements to noaa's marine debris program, as noted by mr. larsen. h.r. 2838 was put together in cooperation with the minority and with our counterparts in the senate. i'
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
looks into the jobs situation. my number one priority for president obama is to have him look at the jobs situation. host: thank you for the call. a story per chelating last weekend, what is known as a supplemental spending bill that will move through congress. a $60.4 billion request for disaster aid came in on friday, weighed heavily for community development's to help new york and new jersey recover from hurricane sandy. most of the focus is on the immediate recovery, it includes $13 billion as a downpayment towards longer-term payments to protect against future disaster. the question this morning is, as the president begins on his second term, john is joining us from illinois. caller: i will distract a little bit. i hear so much talk about cutting entitlements. we never hear about over spending government waste. cutting some of the money that we need a in order to serve our country. why can we ever hear about where money is going that it should not go like research for monkey science. that is my comment. host: thank you for the call. john on the republican line. caller: i